This thread is 3 years old, so I would hope the guy found his answer.
It's a good idea for someone who's going to work on their own Mk5 to buy a triple square bit set. You'll have plenty of uses for them.
If I throw a plastic zip tie on there, what value should I be shooting for to test for an improvement?
I got a chance to take the intake off this past week and was able to see that the current gunk buildup is nowhere near as bad as it was last time. It is definitely nowhere near clogging up the...
Ran the "Charge Pressure Control" test. High value 1122 mbar, low value 938.4 mbar for a difference of 183.6 mbar.
I guess that means the turbo stop screw is right where it should be?
I have snapshots of the test if you need to see them. Also ran the EGR test along with it, but I don't know...
Well I have done exactly nothing to the turbo since owning the car, so it's worth my time to look into it to see if it's healthy. I've checked MAP levels with VCDS in the past and they looked ok to me, but I guess I'm not 100% sure what counts as "ok".
Thanks so much for that info, Henrick. I will certainly look into the turbo.
As for the EGR, I did in fact replace it with a new one and the hissing noise that I was mistaken for a "normal" noise went away completely.
I believe the brakes are fine, but will check them again anyways to be sure...
You have to host the pictures to the internet. There are plenty of photo hosting sites popular nowadays (imgur, photobucket, etc). Then you use the URL they give you and surround it with brackets. Clicking the Insert Image button above your textbox will automatically add the [IMG] tags to your URL.
Do you notice slower warm-up or any other side effects by doing the full delete? I've been thinking about doing the Dynamic EGR, figuring it'll still drastically reduce EGR usage but not have any ill side effects?
My MAF readings were matching close enough to specified and were staying up around/above 800 at full throttle if I can recall correctly. I can try to find my logs later if I need to verify something.
When I read a thread that someone mentioned they've seen a MAF give decent readings and still...
I'm definitely going to do that. Might go with a stage one with it if it'll help me get a couple more mpg.
This might be a stupid question, but how does one go about loading a tune? Do you have to send the ECU in, or do you have to buy or borrow a tune-loader of some sort?
Would this be what people are talking about when they say a "thin film" of stuff? If it were much much cleaner when I first got the car, do you think that is enough to indicate there is a real problem? It also came back much faster this time around after I cleaned it around 170k.
I replaced the...
Yes, only approximately 1 amp. You can't run a refrigerator off of it, just charge a laptop or something. Idk how much effort it takes to swap one, but on my 06 that came with it, I wouldn't give it up. It's a pretty nice feature.